Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    au
    Sep 2004
    Eaglehawk
    GPX
    3,847
    422 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (4)

    History, finds, drive, weather the whole lot No secrets

    Hi all, i have decided to show how i find my sites and where they are. Why because i think nothing left to dig in this location. Windmill hill, have done quite a lot of posts on TN over 7 years. The site was once a hard rock mine fittingly called Windmill Hill Quartz Mining Coy. Late in the afternoon it blows quite hard to almost gale wind . Thats how the location got its name.

    History Gold was discovered in 1852 by an Irishman and the saddle Quartz reef which surfaces on the top of the hill is "The Paddy's Reef" First there was small claims these joined in partnership to form a Mining Company. 6 shafts were sunk to 600 feet and went to 3000 feet over the next 80 years. Why saddle quartz reefs repeat at depth. Mined between 1852-1934. From a old mine pic taken 1880 and then a local Sun news paper i found a pic of what remained the poppet head. The site today and the find and the drive and the local area . The hill sits 5 minutes from the centre of town and 5 minutes from home. I don,t think anyone has ever been this open before. Todays find are no much but i found quite a bit of small gold on this hill over the years. Enjoy the ride The weather was a bit wet to start but what i think is so funny .The fact that locals fill their car with gas while just above them on the hill i,m filling my pockets with finds. Un-noticed and never bothered by anyone. Ask the locals, they will tell if there was still gold on the hill it would still be mined. More like to junky and they couldn,t be bothered Thats the truth.

    tinpan



    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_0955.jpg 
Views:	1453 
Size:	82.1 KB 
ID:	59576   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1206.jpg 
Views:	1470 
Size:	92.0 KB 
ID:	592110   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1205.jpg 
Views:	1453 
Size:	151.0 KB 
ID:	592111   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_0955.jpg 
Views:	1429 
Size:	82.1 KB 
ID:	592112   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1190.jpg 
Views:	1440 
Size:	44.7 KB 
ID:	592113  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1191.jpg 
Views:	1431 
Size:	42.2 KB 
ID:	592114   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1192.jpg 
Views:	1450 
Size:	39.9 KB 
ID:	592115   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1193.jpg 
Views:	1454 
Size:	54.5 KB 
ID:	592116   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1194.jpg 
Views:	1457 
Size:	57.2 KB 
ID:	592117   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1195.jpg 
Views:	1433 
Size:	40.8 KB 
ID:	592118  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1196.jpg 
Views:	1460 
Size:	48.2 KB 
ID:	592119  

  2. #2
    au
    Sep 2004
    Eaglehawk
    GPX
    3,847
    422 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (4)

    Re: History, finds, drive, weather the whole lot No secrets

    pic
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1198.jpg 
Views:	1434 
Size:	52.3 KB 
ID:	592120   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1200.jpg 
Views:	1446 
Size:	44.5 KB 
ID:	592121   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1201.jpg 
Views:	1473 
Size:	40.9 KB 
ID:	592122   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1203.jpg 
Views:	1523 
Size:	60.3 KB 
ID:	592123  

  3. #3
    au
    Sep 2004
    Eaglehawk
    GPX
    3,847
    422 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (4)

    Re: History, finds, drive, weather the whole lot No secrets

    Here the gold found on the hill this year gone

    tinpan
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_0900.jpg 
Views:	1795 
Size:	97.6 KB 
ID:	59577   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_0900.jpg 
Views:	1752 
Size:	97.6 KB 
ID:	592124  

  4. #4
    au
    Jul 2011
    North Coast NSW.
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Stavr Krepish II Scoop, Plugger Balanced Shaft.
    814
    260 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: History, finds, drive, weather the whole lot No secrets

    Classic Tinpan, cracking research, hunts and reveal! most entertaining and thought / hunt provoking.
    "Treasure, baby, Treasure!"

  5. #5
    us
    Apr 2008
    Springfield, Oregon
    Explorer SE, Pro coil inline probe. Also the Excal II
    2,418
    134 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: History, finds, drive, weather the whole lot No secrets

    It's strange that folks will drive 100s of miles to see something neat and
    yet will not go 5 minutes out of their way to see something they live right
    next to. I am guilty of this also...it is sad but true. Thanks Tinpan for the
    pictures and the story. Gold Nuggets
    It's amazing just how much treasure people loose and we manage to find.

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    Aug 2011
    Southwest Florida
    Garrett & Fisher Minelab Excaliber II Garrett Pro Pointer
    1,060
    325 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: History, finds, drive, weather the whole lot No secrets

    Thanks Tinpan.

    Jonnie

  7. #7

    Mar 2007
    south central ohio
    White's Spectrum XLT
    981
    11 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: History, finds, drive, weather the whole lot No secrets

    seeing gold from any spot is awesome.. but a place no one thinks has it anymore.. is way better... WTG!!!!!!!!!! Hunt where others either cant or wont and you will be sucessful!

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2012
    GARRETT ACE 250
    203
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: History, finds, drive, weather the whole lot No secrets

    nice nuggets

  9. #9
    ca
    I love ROCKS because they ROCK!

    Jan 2012
    Toronto,Ontario
    529
    3 times
    Rocks And Minerals
    Nice finds!
    Looking For Rocks Is Just Like Golf, Always Keep Your Head Down!

  10. #10

    Jul 2012
    http://www.dvdsaledirect.com/
    4
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    most entertaining and thought / hunt provoking.




    ---------------------------
    A New Generation of DVDs, the Key to Getting Lucky in Homeland Season 1 DVD

  11. #11
    us
    GeoSearcher

    Aug 2011
    Colorado
    Tesoro-Vaquero, Tesoro-Compadre, Fisher F2, Whites Classic IDX
    11
    Great way to show there is still lots to be found. Good Gold too !!

  12. #12
    us
    Aug 2007
    Colonie, NY , That's around Albany
    Bounty Hunter Platinum, Tesoro Vaquero
    607
    7 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    very nice.

  13. #13
    us
    Link's Clone

    Dec 2012
    WA State
    Garrett AT Pro + ProPointer
    394
    103 times
    Prospecting
    Great story, great pics. A piece of history unravelled!! I loved the "Discount Chemist." That cracked me up pretty good.

 

 

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsors

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

oregon historic finds

Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.3